Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) - Office of Research, Child Advocacy and School Safety
08/16/19 11:59 PM ET Electronic submission and postmarked by date
Grants of up to $50,000 to Pennsylvania nonprofit and for-profit organizations, agencies, hospitals, schools, IHEs, and local government units for evidence-based programs that train health providers who treat survivors and victims of sexual abuse. Applicants must complete the required registration prior to applying. Funding is intended to increase the number of training opportunities for therapists and other mental and medical health providers who treat adult survivors and child victims of sexual abuse. For the purposes of this funding announcement, the term “child” refers to an individual less than 18 years of age.
Funding under this category is limited to supporting:
- Training that will help medical and mental health providers who treat victims/survivors of child sexual abuse meet National Children’s Alliance (NCA) accreditation standards.
- Training for medical and mental health providers who treat victims/survivors of child sexual abuse in evidence-based programs/practices. Note: Only training and/or treatment provided to victims/survivors of child sexual abuse can be funded.
- An advanced, topic-specific statewide training for therapists who have previously completed basic training and are actively implementing Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) with child sexual abuse victims. (One award)
- Other training topics noted by the Children’s Advocacy Center Advisory Committee (CACAC) including: Training for therapists who work with victims/survivors of commercial sexual exploitation of children; and training for therapists who serve victims with problematic sexual behaviors who have not committed a sexual offense.
Anticipated impact includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Increasing the number of trainings that will help medical and mental health providers who treat victims/survivors of child sexual abuse meet NCA accreditation standards.
- Supporting training in evidence-based programming/practices for medical and mental health providers who treat victims/survivors of child sexual abuse.
- Supporting one organization that will host a one or two-day advanced, topic-specific statewide training for therapists who have previously completed TF-CBT basic training and are actively implementing TF-CBT with child sexual abuse victims/survivors.
For information about eligible program activities and expenses, see Page 7 in the Guidelines in Attached Files below.
Special consideration will be given to quality projects that encourage regional and/or cross system coordination of services. Factors such as underserved populations, geographic diversity, grantee past performance, and available alternative funding sources will receive consideration by reviewers. Applicants that provide letters of endorsement from other partners within Pennsylvania demonstrating joint support will also receive priority consideration.
TF-CBT Program Technical Assistance will be provided to all awarded TF-CBT applicants by the Pennsylvania State EPISCenter. Working with this research agency is intended to strengthen each applicant’s TF-CBT implementation and provide early support to ensure a successful project launch. The EPISCenter will be available for consultation related to implementation barriers, data management issues, maintaining fidelity to the model, as well as other areas related to implementation and sustainability. Networking opportunities will also be provided.
GrantWatch ID#: 186315
PCCD expects to fund approximately four projects.
Projects with budgets up to $50,000
Funding is for a one-year project period. Applications approved at the December 11, 2019 Commission meeting will be 12-month projects and have a start date of January 1, 2020 and an end date of December 31, 2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Fax the Egrants registration form to: (717) 783-7165
Register and apply online: https://www.pccdegrants.pa.gov/Egrants/Login.aspx
Mail the original signature page and additional required information to:
PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency
Attention: Grants Management
P.O. Box 1167
Harrisburg, PA 17108-1167
For delivery via Express Delivery Services:
3101 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, with Endowment Act– Treatment Training in the subject line.
Questions concerning the Egrants System should be made directly to the Egrants help desk at (717) 787-5887 or (800) 692-7292, or by email at: RAemail@example.com.